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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on. The ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Very high: In the USA we use mg per deciliter so for our US readers, I'm going to convert yours: TC: 305, LDL: 204, HDL: 54, TG: 230. Your numbers are all very h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: All lab values need to be interpreted in context - target cholesterol varies on a patient to patient basis. The values above would generally be thou ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
May never find "why": I'm going to assume that this is fasting sample. A lot of this is hereditary. There's not a consensus about what to do with high triglycerides when ot ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
CholesterolIncorrect: Cholesterol is a fat made by every animal cell on planet, part of every cell membrane, allows animals to move &has nothing to do with cardiovascular d ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Could be better: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Steinberg
22 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Please provide more information. Your HDL (good cholesterol) and total cholesterol are 2 factors in a number of other details needed to determine you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bryant Cary
8 years experience Pharmacology
A little high: Your cholesterol levels are a little high, particularly an LDL at 150. Whether you need medication depends on things like your lifestyle and medical ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Cholesterol Troubles: You have a lifestyle and a genetic problem with cholesterol. Your HDL is way too low and is not providing you much protection against arterial plaque ... Read More

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